Dolce and Gabbana to Move Into a Monastery?

Dolce and Gabbana and their very deep pockets Photo: Getty Images

Italian dynamic duo Dolce and Gabbana owes money to the man. Or should we say l'uomo. According to Italian newsweekly L'Espresso, the fashion house was fined $3 million for tax evasion after a third-party distributor resold more than 100,000 items off the books. But the Batman and Robin of fashion still have enough money to buy a monastery, WWD reports.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are eyeing a huge property in Italy that served as a former monastery and is valued at $38 million. What will they do with such a spread? Host lavish costume galas? Brew ale? Have knitting parties? Summer there and revel in their wealth? We can only dream. For the right price, you could join them. A source speculates that the duo is considering turning the property into a hotel. We expect the bellboys to be greased up and topless and the lobby to have patent-leather chaise longues — with metal studs, obviously.

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